Moron shotgun shell question

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by SoL, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. SoL

    SoL New Member

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    Merry Christmas to all.

    Ok, i think i know the answer but you guys can help me for sure.

    Normally i shoot with a 2 3/4 36 load 12 gauge shell

    However I just got 2 boxes that are 2 3/4 34 load.

    Does this literally mean they are just slightly less powerful?

    If so, how much less?


    Thanks


    SoL
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  2. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Actually, I believe it means they have slightly less weight of shot. 2/36th less actually. The 36 gram are very close to what would be 1-1/4 ounce loads, or what are generally called heavy field loads, and the 34 gram are fairly close to 1-3/16 ounce loads which we rarely see in the U.S., except in 20 gauge.
    Power to me is much more a function of powder charge than shot weight.
     

  3. SoL

    SoL New Member

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    i see,

    so in effect it's just a unjustifiably worse shotshell?

    as i said it's always been 36g in my experience,

    why the hoorj would a shop owner give me these as the unspecified default?

    I'm sure they'll be fine and the difference may be negligible, but its just a weird thing to do in my opinion

    PS, thanks for the answer, even if it took nearly 70 people looking to get one.
     
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  4. jimbobpissypants

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    You will not notice a difference. If you miss, It'll almost certainly be your fault, not the load.
     
  5. SoL

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    yeah i noticed no difference :D